Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Powell plots BXCC challenge


Andy Powell will give his Gamber Logistics and Suttons (Ross) Limited-supported Caze Peugeot 306 Cosworth its British championship debut this season when he contests the Britpart BXCC.

Powell tested the car last year but the BXCC will be the first time he has used it in a championship. He competed in the British championship in 2017 in a Walker-Adams Revolution and before that he had several seasons in a Simmbughini, with a best finish of second overall in 2015.

"The car is a massive change from what I've been used to," said Powell. "I'm hoping I've got the talent to compete against a good field of drivers. I'm glad the championship is up and running again with new blood and I'm positive that Jon and his team will do a great job. Mason Kershaw will be navigating for me and we're both hoping for a great season."

The entry list for the Britpart BXCC is already over 50% full even though entries have only been open for two days. Any crew wishing to enter can do so via http://crosscountryuk.org/competitors/.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Bool and Vaughan set for BXCC


Rob Bool and co-driver Victoria Vaughan have announced plans to race in the Britpart British Cross Country Championship this season.

Bool raced in the full British championship for the first time in 2017 in his AT Challenger and he'll be using the same car this year, with support from Rob Bool Plant Hire and Windwhistle 4x4.

"I enjoyed the British championship in 2017 and it's great that the championship is back this year," said Bool. "Victoria and myself are really looking forward to racing in the BXCC."

Entries for the BXCC open at 7pm on Monday 11th February, please visit http://crosscountryuk.org/competitors/ for regs and entry details.


Monday, 4 February 2019

BXCC entry system to go live on 11th February


Entries for the 2019 Britpart British Cross Country Championship will open at 7pm on Monday February 11th.

Regulations for the championship are available to download from http://crosscountry.org/competitors/ and entries can be made via the https://my.thats-motorsport.com website.

The entry system is the same as that used for the Welsh Hill Rally so if your details are in the system you can log-in and check them ready for entering the BXCC.

If you don't already have a log-in you can register on the site ready for next Monday. You will receive an email with a link to your password, log-in and fill in all your details so you get green lights in all parts of the dashboard.

If you're registered and all your details are correct you'll be able to enter the BXCC as soon as entries open. There are a maximum of 40 championship entries available.

Degiulio commits to BXCC campaign in Milner R5


Andy Degiulio has joined the list of drivers who have announced plans to race in the Britpart British Cross Country Championship this year.

Degiulio will be using the same Milner R5 that he used to contest his first British season in 2017, a season of mixed fortunes which was rounded off with a second place finish at the final round.

"I'm planning on entering the BXCC and supporting the new management team," said Degiulio. "The car is currently in the workshop being prepared and I'm hoping to continue the support I've received from Prolinx specialised suspension and Insa Turbo tyres."

"We had a few reliability problems last time we did the British championship so I'm hoping for a more successful season this year. I'm looking forward to racing in Scotland as I've never been to that venue."

"As well as the BXCC we've also been invited back to the Goodwood Festival of Speed so all in all it's going to be a busy and exciting year."

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Jones and Gray plan British championship debut


With regulations for the Britpart British Cross Country Championship now announced there has been a high level of interest from competitors planning to race in it. 

The latest crew to announce their plans are Chloe Jones and Tom Gray who intend to contest the championship in their Muk Junkie and North West Performance-supported QT 88.

Jones contested the Hill Rally Championship in 2018, finishing first in class 7. She also navigated in three Baja events.

"We'll be using the same car that we raced in the hill rallies last season," said Jones. "It will be both mine and Tom's first time competing in the British championship so we're really excited about it, it looks like it'll be a great series of events."

The championship starts in April with the first round taking place at Walters in South Wales.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Wilson and Letman to bring Disco to BXCC


Cumbrian Michael Wilson will race in the Britpart British Cross Country Championship this season after a successful Hill Rally championship last year. He will once again have Ian Letman in the navigator's seat.

Wilson competed in the 2016 and 2017 championship as part of the Freelander Challenge, taking a Challenge win in the final round at Walters Arena. For 2019 he'll be using a Discovery V8 supported by Lamberts of Lancaster and Gibsons of Kendal.

"We used the Discovery at a snowy NORC round at Wickenby last year at it was pretty entertaining," said Wilson. "My Freelander Challenge car has been sold so we'll be racing in the production class in the Disco."

"We're planning on competing in all the BXCC rounds and also the Welsh and Borders hill rallies. We may possibly use a different vehicle for the hill rallies."

"It's great that the British championship has returned, I'm really looking forward to racing again."

Friday, 1 February 2019

Bayliss and Murfin set for BXCC


Lincolnshire driver Phill Bayliss, of OFG Land Rover Specialists, and navigator Lance Murfin have announced their intention to race in the 2019 Britpart British Cross Country Championship.

Bayliss and Murfin last competed in the BCCC in 2016 when they won the Trophy category. More recently they have competed in the Hill Rally championship.

"We're looking forward to racing in the BXCC this year," said Bayliss. "It looks like it'll be a good season with events at venues like Sweet Lamb and Walters."

"We're hoping to have our new car out but the chances are that we'll be in the old faithful Land Rover 90 for the first round."

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Gregg Motorsport reveal BXCC plans


Gregg Motorsport have revealed that they are planning on contesting the BXCC series this season.

Driver Ian Gregg is intending on bringing out the new DJM RZR and the events will be used to test and shakedown the car.

Gregg is a main dealer for Polaris Sports and Leisure and he has been successfully competing in the Polaris RZR, pictured above, for several years.

Gregg commented: "The new DJM RZR has been designed with a purpose-built chassis for racing in France and European Rallye Raid events. The chassis is fitted with tried and tested Polaris suspension and the car runs the Polaris turbocharged engine also. The BXCC events will give us a great opportunity to test the new car in competition, I'm looking forward to an exciting year!"

Regulations for the BXCC are expected to be announced soon and the championship will start at Walters Arena in South Wales in early April.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Father and son team plan BXCC campaign


Martin Cox and son Aston are planning an BXCC campaign in 2019 in their GSR 206. Cox senior raced in the BCCC for several years and recently both father and son have competed in the Northern Offroad Club Championship, winning the title last year.

"Our new engine is currently being built but we're hoping it'll be ready for the first BXCC round," said Aston. "We're hoping that the new championship will get the support of competitors across the UK."


"We'll start of the season in the GSR but hopefully our new car will be ready to test at some BXCC events before we race in France at the end of the season."

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Bumpy and Tomcat ready for BXCC challenge


Warrington duo Mike "Bumpy" Moran and Tony "Tomcat" Coid have announced that they'll be running in the 2019 BXCC.

Their Lofthouse Evo 9 racer is already prepared and recently starred at the Autosport Show on the MRF Tyres stand. The car will be running MRF tyres in the championship.


Bumpy, who is now classed as an "elder" of the offroad world, is looking forward to returning to a national British championship having won the BCCC title twice. He commented "It will be good to be racing again, the car is all set and my zimmer frame has been adapted for offroad use.

Tomcat said: "We are looking forward to racing on these iconic and new stages, we are going to set our stall out for a top 30 finish!"

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Regs out for Welsh Hill Rally


Regulations for the Welsh Hill Rally have been published, they can be downloaded from   http://thewelshhillrally.com/competitors/

The event will take place from 17th to 19th May at Walters in South Wales. Entries for Hill Rally Championship crews open on 25th February. Regulations for the Hill Rally Championship are available on the same link.